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Please see below the 2017/2018 course descriptions:

Course Descriptions Subject to Change

Course: Comparative Sales Law
Professor: Lisa Sparks (University of Baltimore, School of Law)


Description: This course explores the bodies of law applicable to domestic and international sales transactions, the Uniform Commercial Code and the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods in a comparative fashion. Topics include, but are not limited to: applicability, contract formation, writing requirements, warranties, breach, cure and damages. Both transactional and litigation perspectives will be addressed.  To the extent that time allows, the course will also examine the customary shipping terms used in international sales transactions.

Choose one of the below Electives:

Course: Transnational Crimes and Comparative Extradition
Professor: Allison Caffarone (Hofstra University, School of Law)


Description: The Transnational Crimes and Comparative Extradition course will explore criminal law enforcement by the United States of crimes that transcend the national borders.  Topics to be discussed include Congressional power under the Constitution and International Law to criminalize extraterritorial conduct with special attention to federal prosecution of computer crimes, corruption, trafficking in drugs, people, and arms, money laundering, and organized crime. The course will also discuss and compare the law of extradition and its alternatives in the United States and other countries.

Course: Intro to the Economic Law of the European Union for Non-EU Lawyers (2 credits)
Professor: Marijn van der Sluis  (Erasmus University Rotterdam School of Law) 


Description: This course examines the most important aspects of European Union (EU) economic law that are relevant for non-EU lawyers, as well as for non-EU companies and nationals. After a general introduction to the institutional structure and legal principles governing the EU, details of the free movement of goods, persons, services and capital (together making up the so-called internal market of the EU) are discussed. Moreover, the EU's own legal regime on competition and state aid is highlighted, an area of EU law that is also highly relevant for U.S. companies. Attention is also paid to the common commercial policy of the EU and in particular the role of the EU in setting international trade standards. Finally, the EU immigration rules that are relevant for any non-EU national who wants to move to the EU are discussed. (Assessment: take home exam